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Samsung Advance

Posted
Feb 1, 2010
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung Advance A885 is a quad-band GSM candybar phone with 3G support. It comes with 3-inch touch screen, 2MP camera, microSDHC card slot, stereo Bluetooth, music player and A-GPS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.30 x 2.06 x 0.50 inches (109.2 x 52.3 x 12.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.32 oz (94 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 155 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Frames, Effects, Self-timer, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.072 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A885


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